Basle (Sep. 5)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The views of American Zionists were expressed by Abraham Goldberg in the general debate which was concluded at the late Saturday night session of the Fifteenth Zionist Congress.
“The American Zionists are justified in their critical view of the attitude of the Palestine government toward the efforts to rebuild the Jewish national home in Palestine,” Mr. Goldberg stated. “Just because of the friendship that exists between the United States and Great Britain and just because American Jews are friends of Great Britain, they are entitled to express their disappointment at the inactivity of the Palestine government in aiding the development of the upbuilding work,” Mr. Goldberg said.
He also defended the Jewish Agency plan telling the opponents that the “Marshall group consists essentially of real Basle program Zionists who would be entitled to participate in our congress.”
Mr. Goldberg appealed to the Labor groups to realize that the upbuilding of Palestine is an undertaking for the entire Jewish people and not for one class.
Dr. S. Bernstein, editor of “Dos Yiddische Folk,” the Yiddish organ of the Zionist Organization of America, protesed against the attacks made upon the paper by Berl Katznelsouit Palestine labor leader. “These attacks were unjustified and not proven. The American Zionists have never conducted an anti-labor campaign. The organ of the American Zionists merely commented upon the arguments of the Palestine labor press. Our view is that Palestine labor is entitled to its own activities but cannot claim a monopoly in the upbuilding work,” he said.